J.J. Abrams to Adapt Final Rod Serling Script for Miniseries

     June 5, 2013


J.J. Abrams is adding yet another TV project to his producorial docket via his production company Bad Robot, but this time it involves a rather precious property.  THR reports that Bad Robot has acquired the rights to The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling’s final unproduced screenplay The Stops Along the Way, and the company plans to develop the property as a potential miniseries.  Abrams will is shopping the adaptation as an event miniseries, though the nature of his involvement with the project is unknown at this time.  Furthermore, specific plot details regarding The Stops Along the Way are being kept firmly under wraps.

Abrams hasn’t actively written or directed anything on TV since 2010 when he wrote two episodes of Undercovers, and given that he’s certainly got his hands full with Star Wars at the moment one imagines he’ll just be producing The Stops Along the Way.  The event series marks yet another addition to the resurgence of the miniseries form of storytelling, with a limited series run of 24 on the horizon in addition to a number of other miniseries set up at FX.